Childhood Cancer Awareness

At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we devote countless resources to pediatric cancer research. We invest in the most cutting-edge technology and offer the most advanced therapies for all types of childhood cancer.

But it is not enough. In 2013, more than 11,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer, and about 1,300 will die from their disease. And although survival rates for many childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past few decades, cancer is still the second leading cause of death in children.

Clinical trials for childhood cancer are among the fastest and safest ways to find treatments that work against these diseases. Philanthropic support is critical to this work because it costs more to treat patients on new drug trials than insurance will reimburse.

Peter Adamson, M.D., talks about CHOP's Cancer CenterDr. Peter Adamson discusses why research funding is critical to finding a cure.


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Each September, the Cancer Center at CHOP launches a campaign for greater awareness of childhood cancer and the need for more research funding. But these campaigns live on through the entire year, offering tools that people can use every day.

Learn about this year's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign and our largest annual Cancer Center fundraiser, and help support this important cause »

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